Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer in Test
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 597 596 646
Rank change year-on-year -1 +50 +83
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 286 271 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 174 163
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £363 £375 £349
90th Percentile £548 £561 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 90,278 90,132 90,674
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.89% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,554 60,345 59,684
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,722 2,614 3,005
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.82 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Developer in Test in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test within the England region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 174 £475 +5.56% 25
South East -6 37 £488 +2.63% 7
Midlands +11 35 £450 +5.88% 4
North of England +6 35 £404 +11.38% 2
East Midlands +16 20 £450 +12.50%
Yorkshire 0 18 £375 +7.14% 1
North West +3 15 £425 +4.62% 1
West Midlands -6 15 £400 -11.11% 4
South West -34 4 £375 -9.09% 2
North East -3 2 £429 +9.94%
East of England -9 2 £375 -16.67% 3
Developer in Test
UK

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Developer in Test contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 264 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 200 (69.93%) Selenium
3 199 (69.58%) Java
4 167 (58.39%) SDET
5 166 (58.04%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (45.45%) Cucumber
7 90 (31.47%) C#
8 80 (27.97%) Docker
9 79 (27.62%) Jenkins
10 72 (25.17%) BDD
11 68 (23.78%) Scrum
11 68 (23.78%) JavaScript
12 67 (23.43%) QA
13 63 (22.03%) Python
14 60 (20.98%) SQL
15 57 (19.93%) WebDriver
16 55 (19.23%) OO
17 54 (18.88%) TDD
18 53 (18.53%) JIRA
19 43 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
19 43 (15.03%) Git (software)
19 43 (15.03%) SpecFlow
20 37 (12.94%) Test Scripting
21 36 (12.59%) Web Services
21 36 (12.59%) DevOps
22 35 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
23 33 (11.54%) Microservices
23 33 (11.54%) AngularJS
24 32 (11.19%) SoapUI
24 32 (11.19%) Degree

Developer in Test Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (9.09%) Confluence
2 6 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.35%) Jetty
4 1 (0.35%) Mule
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.59%) GitHub
4 7 (2.45%) BrowserStack
5 6 (2.10%) Serverless
6 5 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.75%) Slack
7 1 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.35%) Office 365
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.99%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.15%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.70%) Big Data
6 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.70%) HBase
6 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.35%) DB2
7 1 (0.35%) Flink
Development Applications
1 200 (69.93%) Selenium
2 130 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 79 (27.62%) Jenkins
4 57 (19.93%) WebDriver
5 53 (18.53%) JIRA
6 43 (15.03%) Git (software)
6 43 (15.03%) SpecFlow
7 32 (11.19%) SoapUI
8 28 (9.79%) JMeter
9 22 (7.69%) JUnit
9 22 (7.69%) TeamCity
10 19 (6.64%) Appium
11 18 (6.29%) Protractor
11 18 (6.29%) Visual Studio
12 16 (5.59%) Mockito
13 14 (4.90%) Maven
14 12 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (4.20%) Gatling
15 11 (3.85%) PyCharm
15 11 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (11.19%) Finance
2 11 (3.85%) Banking
3 6 (2.10%) Retail
4 4 (1.40%) Games
4 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Front Office
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.59%) Web Services
2 33 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 31 (10.84%) Gherkin
3 31 (10.84%) JSON
4 30 (10.49%) .NET
5 28 (9.79%) RESTful
6 27 (9.44%) REST
7 25 (8.74%) Spring
8 24 (8.39%) CSS
8 24 (8.39%) Kafka
9 19 (6.64%) XML
10 18 (6.29%) Node.js
11 15 (5.24%) HTML
11 15 (5.24%) React
12 14 (4.90%) jQuery
12 14 (4.90%) Swagger
12 14 (4.90%) WireMock
13 13 (4.55%) SOAP
14 11 (3.85%) Spring Boot
15 10 (3.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (6.99%) Fintech
3 15 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.40%) Social Media
6 3 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.05%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (0.70%) Equities
7 2 (0.70%) FMCG
7 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.35%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.35%) IPTV
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.35%) MPEG
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.74%) Linux
2 21 (7.34%) Unix
3 16 (5.59%) Android
4 12 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 167 (58.39%) SDET
3 166 (58.04%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (25.17%) BDD
5 68 (23.78%) Scrum
6 55 (19.23%) OO
7 54 (18.88%) TDD
8 43 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (12.94%) Test Scripting
10 36 (12.59%) DevOps
11 33 (11.54%) Microservices
12 30 (10.49%) API Testing
13 28 (9.79%) Kanban
14 26 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (8.74%) Test Strategy
16 24 (8.39%) Computer Science
17 23 (8.04%) Unit Testing
18 19 (6.64%) Acceptance Criteria
18 19 (6.64%) SDLC
18 19 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (69.58%) Java
2 90 (31.47%) C#
3 68 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 63 (22.03%) Python
5 60 (20.98%) SQL
6 31 (10.84%) Java 8
7 11 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.50%) Ruby
9 8 (2.80%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.10%) C++
10 6 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.75%) C
11 5 (1.75%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.75%) Scala
12 4 (1.40%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.40%) VBA
13 3 (1.05%) Groovy
13 3 (1.05%) Perl
13 3 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (11.19%) Degree
2 24 (8.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.64%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.29%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.85%) ISEB
6 4 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (23.43%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) WCAG
3 2 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 80 (27.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.80%) Puppet
3 7 (2.45%) Ansible
4 2 (0.70%) Grafana
4 2 (0.70%) Graphite
4 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.70%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.70%) Terraform
5 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.35%) Kibana
5 1 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (3.50%) WSO2
2 8 (2.80%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.40%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle
5 2 (0.70%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.70%) HP
5 2 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.35%) hybris
6 1 (0.35%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.35%) Sybase
6 1 (0.35%) Telerik